Van Gaal frustrated by PSV defeat: We can only blame ourselves

The Red Devils boss believes his side were unlucky to concede two goals to the Eredivisie champions and claimed the Premier League outfit had done enough to win

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes his side only have themselves to blame for their 2-1 defeat to PSV.

The Red Devils returned to the Champions League after a year away on Tuesday but goals from Hector Moreno and Luciano Narsingh proved enough for the Eredivisie outfit after Memphis Depay had opened the scoring for the visitors.

The result was further marred by a broken leg suffered by Luke Shaw, but Van Gaal felt his side should have put the game to bed instead of allowing their opponents to get back into it.

“We can only blame ourselves, I think, because we created so many chances,” he told reporters.

“After Tottenham I said you have to score one more than the opponent. PSV were very effective, scoring from nothing… a corner kick, a deflected ball, then scoring in the second half from a poor pass.

“We have dominated every game that we have played this season except PSG in preparation.

“We have dominated the game and had most of the chances. But we have lost. It’s fantastic for PSV and their fans but we have lost.”

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